After the Knicks lost at home to the Bobcats earlier in the season — and lost Tyson Chandler in the process — Carmelo Anthony said his teammates needed to avoid falling into a “dark place.”Too late. New York has lost five straight at home for the first time since Feb. 2010. They are three games under .500 for the first time since March 2012. They are very much in a dark place entering Tuesday’s game against the Pistons. Need more evidence?
Two days after Carmelo Anthony questioned whether the Knicks were even “trying” in Saturday’s ugly home loss to Atlanta, Mike Woodson also questioned his team’s recent efforts following practice on Monday.
Chris Smith is out of the NBA for now, as the Knicks assigned J.R. Smith’s younger brother to the Erie BayHawks of the D-League following Monday’s practice. Chris Smith’s inclusion on the Knicks’ roster since the start of the season recently sparked a Twitter spat between Pistons guard Brandon Jennings and J.R.
With his backcourt mate out of the picture for the final three quarters and Memphis’ big men losing some steam down the stretch, Mike Conley went to work and carried the Grizzlies to a gritty win that put them over .500 for the first time this season.
Stephen Curry scored 22 points, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes had 17 apiece and the Golden State Warriors beat the struggling Utah Jazz 98-87 on Monday night.
The Nets are winless when being outscored in the third quarter, which was the case in their defeat Monday to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to beat the visiting Charlotte Bobcats.
Monta Ellis scored 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter when Dallas took its first lead, and the Mavericks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 97-94 Monday night.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 115-113 on Monday night.
Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 86-81 on Monday for their fifth straight win.
Hampered by a strained hamstring, point guard Raymond Felton is shooting below his career average and struggling defensively.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 Monday night for their seventh straight victory.
The Knicks assigned Chris Smith, the younger brother of J.R. Smith, to the Erie BayHawks of the N.B.A. Development League.